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Extra Spacing Above Footnotes in Word 2007

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  1. JayhawkBrandon

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    I am having a frustrating problem with Word 2007. On some pages in my 15 page document (every page with footnotes) I am getting about a paragraph sized space above footnotes. I cannot delete the space, and when I move the text from the next page up it just skips above the footnote. This only happens on 2 or 3 of the pages.

    Any ideas?

    Here is a screenshot:
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    and here is a screenshot of the very next page.

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    Note that I have show non-printing characters on
     
  2. jimr381

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    Have you looked into turning off the "Widow and Orphan Control?"
     
  3. JayhawkBrandon

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    Hi,

    I just changed this setting and nothing happened. I also highlighted the paragraph and tried the same setting (turning that off) but no change. I also tried "keep with next" and that seemed to fix one paragraph, but won't affect the others.
     
  4. JayhawkBrandon

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    any other ideas?
     
  5. jimr381

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    It also can bump paragraphs to the next page when it cannot fit all of the footnote info in the prior page. Did it do this?
     
  6. JayhawkBrandon

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    Jimr,

    Thanks for the reply. I am not sure if that is happening. I do have some really long footnotes (with URLs in them). One page 3, I have four footnotes that take up 8 lines. The next page has the big paragraphed size space.
     
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    I may be wrong (I am sure jimr will tell me if I am ;) ) but I think that the size of a header or footer is determined by the largest of them - and all headers/footers are the same size. So if you have a largest one that is 8 lines long, another with just two lines in it will have 6 empty lines. I really don't think that you can change that - as long as they remain headers/footers.
     
  8. JayhawkBrandon

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    Unfortunately that doesn't seem to be the case, because some of the footnotes are only 2 lines tall. This is something else entirely, and it is driving me batty. I have spent hours on the phone with Microsoft to no avail. Does anyone else have any ideas?
     
  9. caraewilton

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    I have noticed on occasion when working with word 2007, it sometimes decides to adjust the spacing above and below a paragraph. Just make sure this spacing is set to 0.
    -page layout
    -spacing
    Worth checking out.
     
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  11. JayhawkBrandon

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    These spaces show up even in the middle of paragraphs, where teh big space just interrupts a sentence.
     
  12. JayhawkBrandon

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    Would anyone be willing to look at the actual document?
     
  13. caraewilton

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    Sure JayhawkBrandon. Just post it, can have a look.
     
  14. slurpee55

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    Yes - I would be interested in seeing it as well.
     
  15. jimr381

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    You voyuers you. I guess I will join the party and say that I would like to see it as well.
     
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